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FEATURE | HIGH POWER

As an active National Guard
base, Camp Atterbury has
activity 24-7/365.

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OCTOBER 2017 | SSUSA.ORG

The famous Camp Atterbury rock and a vintage picture
book featuring the base.

well as using their own blood.
Today, Camp Atterbury is a training and
mobilization facility that supports U.S. military
operations throughout the world. The facility
boasts over 60 ranges on site-making the
installation an ideal venue for the NRA to hold
the National High Power Rifle Championships.

ACROSS THE COURSE
AND MID RANGE
One of the best rifle shooters in the nation,
Norman Houle (West Warwick, RI), won the
National High Power Rifle Championships over
a talented field of 168 shooters. Houle's score
of 1989-93X made him the 2017 National High
Power Champion. Finishing second overall
was service match rifle shooter SGT Ben

PHOTO BY JOHN PARKER

In 1941, construction began on an Army
training facility in the state of Indiana about an
hour south of Indianapolis, which only a few
months prior had been home to more than 500
farm families spread out over 33,000 acres. The
name of the new facility-Camp Atterbury.
Camp Atterbury was named for World War I
veteran and military transportation expert Brigadier General William Wallace Atterbury. Notably, he was a staff member to General John
"Black Jack" Pershing during the Great War.
During World War II, Camp Atterbury trained
more than 275,000 U.S. troops and was home
to multiple facilities that aided the war effort.
Additionally, it became the new home for about
15,000 Italian and German POWs interned from
1943-1946. The POW camp section was converted to a Fish and Wildlife park in 1969.
The military permitted Italian POWs at
Camp Atterbury to build a small Roman
Catholic chapel out of unused building
materials in 1943, and it remains standing to
this day, even being restored in 1990 by the
Indiana Italian Heritage Society. Local legend
says the POWs foraged nearby woodlands
for berries and flowers to make pigments
for hand-painted frescos of religious figures
inside of this "Chapel in the Meadow"-as

PHOTO BY INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD

CAMP ATTERBURY FACTS


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